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10 international cities with stunning skylines

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The view from above

There is something special about looking out at the skyline of a large city — something magical about seeing the buzzing streets, bright lights and beautiful architecture from afar. 

Most major cities have a few urban overlooks and skyscraper-top observation decks, but there are a handful of metropolises where you could make a full itinerary of overlook points, observation towers, revolving restaurants, rooftops and sky bars. 

Here are 10 cities with the most accessible views and the most beautiful skylines. (Text: Josh Lew)